9.28.2016

#MovieReview: The Magnificent Seven

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Forewarning, the word *shit* in this review, a lot :D

I ain't gonna lie, this was a good ass re-make and I don't care what the critics say, GO SEE THIS MOVIE YOURSELF.

Now, I love Westerns...the older ones anyway. I can remember sitting at the end of my Grandmother's bed watching TV shows with her and that woman loved her some Westerns. So when I saw the Trailer for The Magnificent Seven and you know Denzel too, I was like okay!

The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the 1960 western classic. I'm not much of a fan of remakes. Sometimes, there awesome (like this one) and sometimes you wish producers would have left the classic on it's shelf. In a nutshell, you have Seven men saving the town of Rose Creek, a mining town that has been taken over by rich greedy sumabastard Bartholomew Bogue. He don't care about nobody and proves it my enslaving the miners that work for him and terrorizing the citizen of this small town. Mr. Bogue is only interested in one thing...money and he'll kill anybody to get his hands on it. After Bogue squeezing more life out of Rose Creek one of its citizens has had enough. Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett) has lost everything and she basically wants revenge. After seeing Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) take out a whole saloon (he's a warrant/peace officer from the good ol state of Kentucky), she hires him to assist her in taking Rose Creek back from Bogue. Chisolm eventually assembles the rest of the Seven which comprise of:

Josh Faraday (Chris Pratt) - The Gambler amd sorta the comic relief of the group
Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) - The Outlaw, was one of Chisolm's bounties but ends up helping the group
Jack Horne(Vicent D'Onofrio) - The Tracker, Bible quoting killer, a lil crazy
Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke) - The Sharpshooter, ex confederate solider living with PTSD. He also knows Sam.
Billy Rocks - (Byung-hun Lee) - The Assasin, Goodnight's right hand man and very lethal
Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier) - The Warrior, a lone Comanche who becomes Sam's right hand man

The movie is beautifully done for a Western. The scenes and stunts gave me a lady boner. Let me find out Denzel did his own damb stunts cause that horse trick in that one scene?.....son!

Even though these are some shady guys that Emma has hired to help her, you know that each of them as a hard story behind them. Anton Fuqua doesn't go into their pasts much, just little tellings here and there BUT you know these guys have been through some tough shit. What binds them together are their dark pasts and doing right for the people who can't fight for themselves. And yeah they want to also kick ass, shoot the shit out folks and blow shit up. This is a western people!

What also makes this movie out of the damn world is the diversity of this cast. You have four dammit, FOUR MOC in leading roles and btw acted their asses off, they were the shit. All of the actors were outstanding. Each actor played their parts with an intensity that breathes through the film. They truly bought this movie together. You are cheering for them to win. You see this band of men who really have no reason to help this town and barely trust one another but by the end of it all, you see a bond and brotherhood that quickly come to fruition, which makes the taking back of Rose Creek bittersweet and sad.

The ending. Seems Sam wanted his own revenge. And not to give anything away but in three words? This ending....hmmm, you will feel panicky, scared and relieved. It's pretty much going to fuck your feelings up but to give you some reprieve, it's not all sadness here. There are some very humorous moments as well.

That's what I love about Mr. Fuqua's movies, he has a way of making you feel like you know how his movie is going to end and then you end of feeling like...

Because I kinda knew there was more to Chisolm but you know as the movie went on, I was like okay maybe not but Mr Fuqua? Son?!


All and all, I say go see it. It's worth seeing on the big screen and when this sucker comes out of DVD, I'm getting it. Shit, I can't miss out on all that lovely male gaze. Listen when each and er one of the Seven walked on screen, I was like...



Magnificent Seven is THAT movie that lets Hollywood know that diversity in movies are done and they are done fucking well.

Sharonda

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8 comments:

  1. I am going to see it! You have me super excited. Sometimes remakes make me nervous but this trailer looked so good glad it was not a let down.

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    1. I think you are going to really like it Marcia. One of the best remakes I've seen in a long while.

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  2. I know everyone in the world will get mad with me, and this movie looks good, but I'm not a true fan of Denzel. (lol) To me, he seems to act the same in every movie he plays in with the exception of one - The Equalizer, so I'm hesitant to watch. Give me Micheal Ely or Idris Elba instead (lol) HOWEVER, your awesome review almost makes me want to change my mind, girl, so I can least check out the rest of the cast! Hugs...

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    1. lols! I agree about to an extent about his acting. Some of his facial expressions I've seen in other parts he has played but idk Denzel is just one of those actors that takes on a role and you really believe in his character.

      Maybe Idris for this one but definitely not Michael (not that I have anything against him, lols). But after seeing Denzel, i honestly don't think anyone else can play this part.

      thanks! I really believe it's worth your movie coins ;)

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  3. I'm betting my man will want to see this.

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  4. I live under a rock. I had no idea they remade The Magnificent Seven. I don't know about topping Yul Bryner and some of those actors, but this is pretty heavy on the talent, too. I agree that it's neat to see the diversity in the cast.

    Ha, I just finally saw the remake of True Grit and still haven't seen the remake of 3:10 to Yuma. I'm as bad at loving my westerns as your grandma. ;) But remakes always get me nervous. Your review has me excited to give this one a try, though.

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  5. I didnt think they would top the original either but I gotta say job well done :)

    Let me know if you try it :)

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